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justice john roberts, jr. the public swearing-in and all the pomp and circumstance that go with it were put off until today and what a day it is. the temperature right now is in the high 30s. the sky is clear, a brilliant winter's day in the nation's capital. people are pouring into the national mall to witness a day of history. the first family began the day by attending services at st. john's church. that's right across the street from the white house. that's a long-standing tradition for presidents on inauguration day. joining me now in our cbs coverage is bob schieffer, our chief washington correspondent and anchor of ""face the nation."" bob, what are you expecting to see? >> well, it's going to be an important day for the nation, but i must say, you know, the fiscal cliff negotiations, the slaughter of those children in connecticut made it difficult for washington to be festive this time around. it's also a very unusual atmosphere because of this gridlock. i mean, you're not hearing people talk about hope and renewal this time around, but is the government broken? the whole system
, the president surrounded only by his immediate family, chief justice john roberts, whose wife was there, as well as the press secretary, jay carney. but really a small number of individuals in that room as he was sworn in just a short time ago. inaugural planners are looking outside as we stand just in front of the reviewing stand, the exact place where the president and his family will watch the parade pass tomorrow, saying we could only wish this weather will stick around for the next 24 hours. but of course the real ceremonies take place for most americans that come here, as we have noted before, roughly 600,000 to 800,000 americans expected tomorrow, roughly a third of the nearly 2 million here four years ago. after all the ceremony and the pomp and the pageantry we return to governing. on "meet the press" we heard from david axelrod about some of the challenges the president will face. >> rebuilding the economy in which the american dream, the american compact is fresh where people who work hard feel like they can get ahead. that's not just about dealing with the fiscal crisis. it's about e
john roberts officially administered the oath in a small, private ceremony in the blue room at the white house as per the constitution. >> this morning the president and the vice president attended church services with their families at st. john's church, an inauguration day tradition ever since franklin roosevelt started it in 1933. president obama arrived at the capitol just a few minutes ago. he will soon be announced to the crowd and seated. here are the highlights of today's program. vice president joe biden will take the oath of office first administered by supreme court associate justice sonia sotomayor. >> and then the crowd will be treated to a musical selection by james taylor and then chief justice john roberts will administer the presidential oath of office to mr. obama. that comes just before noon eastern time. now, following the president's inaugural address will be another musical selection. this one by kelly clarkson, and a poem by richard blanco. reverend luis leon will give the benediction followed by beyonce. she's going to sing the national anthem, she ha
. >>> the inauguration ceremony officiated by chief justice john roberts. president obama will be surrounded by family, friends and staff, placing his hands on the robertson family bible, which was a gift family. >>> first up, vice president joe biden. you're looking at a live picture of the naval observatory, where they are getting ready for the ceremony. he will be sworn in during a private ceremony in just a few minutes. supreme court justice sonia sotomayer was chosen. mr. biden will take the oath using a family bible. >>> then of course tomorrow is the public inauguration. this is where crews are putting final touches on the national mall. 800,000 people are expected to attend when the president takes the oath at noon tomorrow. the parade, of course, will follow. then tomorrow's ceremony after that, as well, as we said. saturday turned out to be a great day to take in the festivities. but what about tomorrow? >> lot of pressure on the weather department when it comes to this weekend. let's take a look at the maps and start off with satellite radar composite. not much
ago. by chief justice john roberts. first by the lincoln bible, the same bible used by president lincoln when he was sworn in 1861. that will be on top of the king family bible, which has been graciously provided for the ceremony by the king family. kelly clerks and will then sink, -- clarkson will then sing, "my country 'tis of thee." excited that the youngest ever inaugural poet, the first lgbt and latino inaugural poet will be joining us. the ceremony will and with beyonce singing -- wil enl end with beyonce singing the national anthem. the bibles are very historic and symbolic. the 50th anniversary of the march on washington in 1963. i would like to have it over to our partners at -- hand it over to our partners at jtf. >> thank you. i am colonel michelle roberts. our task force has a responsibility for planning and coordinating all of the military ceremonial support. once the luncheon is complete, the president, first lady and vice president in will be escorted to were the will greet the commander of the task force. he will escort him down the steps to take what is called th
yesterday. >> i barack hussein obama swear -- >> supreme court justice john roberts swore in the first family. justice sotomayor did the honor at the vice president's residence at the united states naval observe tore in washington. >> and both families attended a church service at the episcopal church directly opposite the white house. moments ago the limousine carrying the obamas and the bidens arrived at the capital after the 12 block trip up pennsylvania avenue from the white house. >> joining us, our news hour regular column younist mark shields and new york sometimes columnist mark brooks. >> big day, gwen. it is a big day. it lacks the inherent drama and expense of the new first inaugural. this is important. i think it's a defining moment for the second inaugural, the president at the top of his popularity over the past three years and this is a chance to lay out what he wants to do, i think, in broad terms and specifically of course in the the state of the union. >> what do you say about the second inaugural? >> it's a ritual. there's a lot of celebrities in the crowd. i learned
♪ ♪ above the fruited plains ♪ america, america >> brown: after that, chief justice john roberts administered the oath of office to the president. >> i barack hussein obama do solemnly swear. >> brown: president obama took the oath with two bibles, one that he had also used four years ago was used by abraham lincoln at his first inaugural in 1861 and with a view towards the king day holiday stacked atop lincoln's bible was the traveling bible of the rev. dr. martin luther king, jr. >> so help you god? me god. congratulations, mr. president. >> brown: this was the fourth time the chief justice and presidenhaddone this together. in 2009 they had to re-do the oath at the white house after roberts stumbled over some of the words in the public ceremony and president obama was officially sworn in for his second term yesterday in a private ceremony at the white house to meet the constitutional requirement that the oath be taken on january 20. today the president began his second inaugural address with a nod to the country's founding doctrines. >> each time we gather to inaugurate a pres
, of course, where the president was formally sworn in yesterday by chief justice john roberts. we saw chief justice john roberts with the oath in his hand. he was sworn in for the third time yesterday. he will be sworn in for a fourth time in about an hour. >> it's one of the human details. we'll see if he holds it again when he appears on the platform. it was about his prodigious memory four years ago. >> but the moments going in for the supreme court justices can be tough ones. it shows the division of government and the court having tremendous power in this system. and this president and this chief justice are not on the same page. we've seen that throughout our history, starting with thomas jefferson, who hated john marshall, his cousin. and we saw it again with abraham lincoln and roger tony. and you have that division of government and tension on this platform today. >> i think one of the things you note is the two marine guards, how much security has changed in the white house over the last few years. >> there's dr. joe biden, the vice president's wife, who we know, very active in he
john roberts had to give him the oath of office again the next day. that coupled with the fact that this year, inauguration day falls on a monday and he had to be sworn in yesterday is the reason why barack obama is the second president in history to be sworn in four times although unlike franklin roosevelt, it is just for two terms. yesterday when sasha said and you didn't mess up, that's what the president was talking about. when he said i did it. >> jennifer: that's exactly right. you're seeing dr. jill biden coming in. i'm assuming joe biden won't be far behind. he has to enter with the president before the official shindig. there are, by the way, there are -- there is going to be a huge parade after this. there are like 28,000 seats on the parade route. there's 50,000 volunteers all making this happen. during the break, they were showing some images of people who were just out on the mall, very, very excited. >> we'll see how the crowd goes crazy when the president comes out, when the first lady comes out. one of the most amazing things about president obama is the immense
. >> when chief justice john roberts administered the oath to barack obama on january 20 of 2009, there was a major problem. roberts was supposed to say that i will faithfully execute the office of president of the united states. so then barack obama stops, paused, smiled as if to say, come on, man. this is my big day. you got to get this right! but unfortunately, he didn't get it right, so the very next night in the white house, they did it again. this time roberts used notes which he hadn't used the first time, and they got it right. >> jim walked through the history of democracy's big day. monday at 8:00 a.m. eastern the book featuring president obama, congress and martin luther king jr., part of a three-day holiday weekend on c-span 2's book tv. c-span. created by america's cable companies in 1979 brought to you as a public service. >> in 1981, ronald regan was inaugurated as the u.s.'s 40th president. former california governor had won the election against the incumbent president, jimmy carter. the iran hostage crisis where 52 americans were held for days after a group of mi
will be administered the oath of office. it is done by supreme court justice john roberts and two bibles used this time. first is the lincoln bible, this was used by the president four years ago and same bible used by president lincoln when he was sworn in for the first time in 1861 and that will be on top of the king family bible which has been provided for this ceremony by the king family. kelly clarkson will sing "my country tis of thee" and there will be a poem read. we are excited that richard bla nmp co will be -- blanco will be joining us. reverend louis leon will be overseeing the traditional st. john's service that kicks off the president's day on mopped and will be offering the prayer and beyonce will be singing the national anthem. these historic bibles, and they are symbolic bibles as we head into the 150th anniversary of the emancipation proclamation and with that, i would like to hand it over to our partners and talk about the inaugural parade, which will take place after the lunch that matt discussed. >> thank you. i'm colonel michelle roberts. and our task force has the responsibility f
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